Motorola Moto G5S Plus

8.2/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Motorola Moto G5S Plus's screen is 5.5 inches with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm 8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Motorola's performance ratings are 49 days standby time, 2003 minutes (2G), 497 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)

The Indian Express

Dual-rear camera is far from perfect

from The Indian Express
Motorola’s Moto G5S Plus joins the growing list of mid-range, budget phones trying to offer dual-rear cameras. The design and display might not have changed, but there are two cameras at the back for those who want portrait style shots. As a general package, Moto G5S Plus has positives like a smooth performance, long battery life... Full review
Android Authority

A fantastic alternative to exceedingly expensive flagships

from Android Authority
The Moto G5S Plus builds upon the previous G5 Plus to deliver a near-flagship-level experience for a fraction of the cost... Full review
Talk Android

This is the mid-range phone you want

from Talk Android
At $279, you’re getting a phone that’s 90% as capable as devices that cost three times as much. It’s got plenty of internal storage, RAM, and a processor that’s going to be just fine for the next several years, and it’s compatible with all major networks in the US... Full review
Android Police

Steadily advancing on flagship territory

from Android Police
The Moto G5S Plus is much more of an evolution than a revolution, but that's what we expected given the "S" branding. It brings a nicer metal design, an excellent display, smooth performance, a long-lasting battery, and close-to-stock software... Full review
Android Headlines

A great choice for those that don’t need a ton of features

from Android Headlines
For a smartphone that is under $300, it’s hard to go wrong with the Moto G5S Plus. Besides the camera, one of the things that Motorola upgraded with this “special edition” smartphone is its build quality. The Moto G5 Plus felt rather cheap, but the Moto G5S Plus feels like a more premium device, thanks to it being an aluminum unibody smartphone... Full review
Tom's Guide

Great Galaxy S8 alternative for $500 Less

from Tom's Guide
The Moto G5S Plus improves on one of our favorite bargain smartphones in several key areas, but the dual cameras could be better... Full review

Special edition smartphone packing a dual-lens camera

from Recombu
Overall, the Moto G5s Plus improves on the already-great G5 Plus, offering a lot for less than £300 here in the UK. Refined design work, a bigger display and that same vanilla Android interface makes for a strong all-rounder, while the improved selfie camera will appeal to Instagram fans. However, that dual-lens snapper on the back merely does things differently rather than boosting an already great camera... Full review
Fone Arena

Good performance and build quality

from Fone Arena
Overall, the Moto G5S Plus is a decent upgrade to the G5 Plus and the company has priced it at Rs. 15999 and sticks to single 4GB + 64GB version. The phone ticks several right boxes in the price range when it comes to screen, performance, build quality and the phone also offers a decent battery life considering it has a 3000mAh battery. Of course the company could have gone for a bigger battery, but moving from dedicated SIM and microSD slots to hybrid slot is not a good move... Full review

Better in some ways, but not a real upgrade

from Digit
The Moto G5S Plus is certainly a dependable smartphone, but it's not a sizeable upgrade over the Moto G5 Plus. While its camera can take great photos at times, it's slow and very difficult to depend on. It's a phone you can consider, but not the most value for money device out there... Full review

The big-screen Moto G is back

from TechRadar
More metal, more screen, good battery life and a still-great price make the Moto G5S Plus one of the best affordable Androids around... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 31, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, India
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
700/2100/800/850 /900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm 8953 Snapdragon 625 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 605 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 497 minutes
3G Surfing Time 428 minutes
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
2003 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 49 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Blush Gold, Lunar Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.3 x 7.6 x 0.9 cm
(6 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 168 grams
(5.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, ƒ/2.0), Slow motion recording, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Panorama, Wide-Angle lens, Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments US variant with 64 GB of storage comes with 4 GB of RAM.
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